Connect to GovWifi using a Mac

Once you have a GovWifi username and password, follow the steps below. Depending on your device, you may need to scroll down to see all the fields.

  1. Select the wifi icon at the top right of your screen.

  2. Select GovWifi.

  3. Enter the GovWifi username and password you received by email or text. Your password is case sensitive. It's 3 words without spaces. The first letter of each word is capitalised.

    Screenshot of WiFi credentials prompt on macOS
  4. Select Join. If your device is connecting to GovWifi for the first time, you'll be asked to confirm the network is genuine by checking the certificate.

    Screenshot of Verify Certificate dialog on macOS
  5. Select Show Certificate. Check that the certificate is called wifi.service.gov.uk and it's issued by GeoTrust RSA CA 2018.

  6. If the certificate details are correct, select Continue. If they are not, tell IT support and do not join the network.

  7. Your device will ask you for your computer password to save these settings. This is the password you normally use to sign into your computer.

You should now be connected to GovWifi.

Support

If you're having problems, contact IT support for the building you're in.